Peter M. Sanchez, Ph.D.
Political Science Graduate Program Director (GPD)
Office #: Coffey Hall 332
CV Link: Sanchez_Website_Vita.doc
Professor Sanchez' teaching and research interests include comparative politics, international relations, Latin American politics, and democratization. He has conducted field research in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, and Peru. He is the author of Panama Lost? U.S. Hegemony, Democracy, and the Canal (University Press of Florida, 2007), selected by Choice as an outstanding academic title in 2008. Other scholarly publications include articles in International Politics, The Latin Americanist, PS: Political Science & Politics, Journal of Developing Areas, Annals of Tourism Research, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, International Journal on World Peace, Journal of the Third World Spectrum, The Journal of Conflict Studies, The Air Force Law Review, The Americas, and Peace Review, as well as numerous chapters in edited volumes. Professor Sanchez spent the 1997-98 Academic Year as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Panama. He has also taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Virginia Tech, the John Felice Rome Center, and on the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea program. Professor Sanchez is currently working on a new book, Priest under Fire: Padre David Rodriguez and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement, about a Catholic priest who joined the revolutionary movement and, after the civil war, was elected to the country's national legislature.